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A332 Conversion To A332F?

Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:52 pm

Hi,

hope this hasn't been discussed already, would it be possible that in a few years, when they are old, would A332's be converted to A332Fs? Would the nose gear issue be too costly?

Thanks

[Edited 2009-11-05 06:34:40 by aerdingus]
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RE: A332 Conversion To A332F?

Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:02 pm

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...avoid-modifying-a330-p2f-nose.html

Airbus will not develop a nose-gear modification for passenger-to-freight conversion of the A330-200, but instead opt for a simple jacking tool to level the fuselage.
 
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RE: A332 Conversion To A332F?

Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:12 pm



Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 1):
Airbus will not develop a nose-gear modification for passenger-to-freight conversion of the A330-200, but instead opt for a simple jacking tool to level the fuselage.

I was just thinking the other day why not just do the standard-issue hacking out a door and installing a freight floor, then just throw a big bottle jack under the nose gear and call 'er good...



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RE: A332 Conversion To A332F?

Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:53 pm

Funny. Airbus & their quirks. Thanks for the info. Do you think that this proposed ground jacking thing would be a pain in the arse for most freight companies or would it even be an issue?
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RE: A332 Conversion To A332F?

Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:40 pm



Quoting Aerdingus (Reply 3):
Do you think that this proposed ground jacking thing would be a pain in the arse for most freight companies or would it even be an issue?

No, they will get round it.
A lot of freighters need a tail steady nowadays, and the A310 freighter uses a big ballast contraption that bolts on the nose gear, so I don't expect it will worry them.
 
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RE: A332 Conversion To A332F?

Fri Nov 06, 2009 5:50 pm

Well the short bodied DC8 had quite a noticable nose down attitude while on the ground, particularly when light. And these types went on to have a very sucussful freighter career.


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